Tag: Malware

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4
Aug

How to Recover from Being Hacked

Written by: Jay H. Discovering that you’ve been hacked, whether it’s your email, social media accounts, or company systems, can be a distressing experience. The violation of privacy and potential for damage requires immediate action to mitigate the impact and regain control. In this blog post, we will outline crucial steps to take if you’ve been hacked, helping you navigate

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29
Jun

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Written by: Jay H. In today’s digital landscape, businesses face numerous cybersecurity threats, with ransomware attacks standing out as one of the most pervasive and damaging. These malicious attacks can cripple organizations, causing significant financial losses and reputational damage. However, with a proactive approach and robust cybersecurity solutions, such as those offered by us at Design2Web IT, businesses can recover

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1
Oct

Top 5 Causes of Data Breaches: Protect Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. You may think your small business is an unlikely target for cybercriminals. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Approximately 43 percent of cybersecurity breaches target small and medium businesses, meaning your organization is in direct sight of attackers. Luckily, you can fight back against hackers and take steps to protect yourself and your organization. Let’s go over

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25
Aug

What Is Spyware And How Does It Work?

Written by: Jay H. Spyware is an umbrella term for a form of malware (malicious software) that bad actors install on a victim’s computer without their consent. It then spies on the user, steals personal information – including browsing history, login information, and sensitive information – and relays the data to third parties. Spyware is one of the most common

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14
May

How To Reduce Cyberattack Risk For Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. Every business is at significant risk of a cyberattack. Indeed, 42 percent of businesses experienced a cyberattack in the last year, yet many businesses still do not take action to defend themselves. Reducing your firm’s cyberattack risk should be one of your biggest priorities in order to prevent costly breaches. Here are some ways you can

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1
May

Nearly 30% Of Critical WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Unpatched

Written by: Jay H. Data breaches are an area of major concern nowadays. Cybercriminals constantly search for new vulnerabilities to exploit and data to steal. However, a shocking report from WordPress security provider PatchStack reveals that nearly 30 percent of flawed WordPress plugins never receive an update. Plugins increasingly vulnerable 2021 experienced a 150 percent increase in the number of

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2
Apr

How To Secure Your Mobile Phone

  Written by: Jay H. Cybersecurity is a hot topic nowadays. Seemingly every day, there are new headlines of businesses and websites getting hacked. However, did you know your phone is also susceptible to hackers and malefactors? Luckily, you can take steps to improve your device’s security. Here is how to secure your mobile phone. Lock Your Device If your

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25
Nov

What Is Endpoint Detection And Response?

Written by: Jay H. Every device on your business network poses a threat. Your computers, mobile devices, servers, and even printers are all vectors hackers can use to breach your organization. So, how do you know if suspicious activity occurs? What if attackers compromise a device? Endpoint detection and response (EDR) aims to address these challenges, using continuous monitoring to

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30
Sep

Cybersecurity Agencies Reveal Top Targeted Vulnerabilities

Written by: Jay H. A joint security advisory issued by the top cybersecurity agencies reveals the most targeted vulnerabilities by cybercriminals over the past two years. The USA’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) also shared details on these security

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31
Jul

Beware Of Fake Windows 11 Installers Riddled With Malware

Written by: Jay H. Hackers waste no time taking advantage of the hype surrounding major events. The announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft’s newest operating system, is no exception, and criminals have already started pushing fake Windows 11 installers laced with malware. Although Windows 11 isn’t officially available for the general public until late 2021, Microsoft has made it available to

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